1856 - 1908

Lucy Waller was born at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Corwall in 1856 and baptised at Stowmarket, Suffolk on 8 April 1857, daughter of Charles Waller (1826-1867), an army officer stationed at Pendennis Castle, and his wife Frances Caroline Kerr née Hollingsworth, Frances Caroline Kerr Waller, who married at Stowmarket on 28 March 1853. Lucy studied at the Ipswich School of Science & Art and in 1880 passed out in Advanced Painting from where her prize winning 'animals from nature' was exhibited at South Kensington School of Art in 1884. In 1881, a 24-year-old artist and private teacher in painting, living at 1 Clifton Villas, Anglesea Road, Ipswich, the home of her 47-year-old widowed mother, a military pensioner with income from property, with two younger siblings Alice Waller 22 and Hilda 18, both born in Canada, a 12-year-old cousin Kathleen F. Moore, born in India and they retained two servants. A painter in oil and watercolour of landscapes, portraits, animals and flowers and a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1885-1893 exhibiting from Anglesea Road, Ipswich in 1880 two watercolours, 'The Farmer's Enemy' and 'Great Blakenham Mill', in 1881 seven pictures, an oil 'Bran-A Portrait' and watercolours 'A Robin's Te Deum', 'Shanklin Chine, Isle of Wight', 'A Hampshire Lane', 'Open to a World of Wonders' and two 'Still Life', eleven works in 1882 and in 1883 from 49 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich an oil 'Aging', and in 1884 six works, in 1885 four more, 'Royal Tigers', 'The King and Queen of Beasts', 'Scamp-A portrait' and a watercolour 'Flower' and continued to exhibit until 1893 showing some eighty-three works and in 1889 she exhibited at the Woodbridge Art Exhibition at the Assembly Room, Bull Hotel, Woodbridge an oil and a watercolour 'Interior of Durham Cathedral'. In 1891, they moved to the Manor House, Newton Longville, Bletchley when Lucy is noted as an 'artist animal painter' and she exhibited at the Society of British Artists from this address in 1892, a watercolour 'Flowers' and in 1901 was an artist and a fruit grower living at The Red House, Lower End, Newton Longville, Buckinghamshire and where Lucy Waller died on 26 August 1908, aged 52, she was unmarried.

Works by This Artist